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Retired LaDainian Tomlinson shifts to broadcasting

Recently retired running back LaDainian Tomlinson, a former Jet and Charger, is moving quickly into his second career.

NFL Network and SiriusXM Radio announced Wednesday that the 2006 NFL MVP was joining the outlets as a broadcaster.

Tomlinson rushed for 13,684 yards, fifth on the career list, and scored 162 touchdowns, third-most ever. The former Charger and Jet announced his retirement in June.

Tomlinson will appear on NFL Network's new Sunday morning show, "First on the Field." He'll also host weekly shows on NFL news and fantasy football for SiriusXM.

Cowboy subs win

Orie Lemon returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown, No. 3 running back Phillip Tanner had a 1-yard score and the host Dallas Cowboys finished their preseason with a 30-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins. A week before playing in the NFL's kickoff game against the Giants, the Cowboys kept quarterback Tony Romo and most of their front-line starters standing on the sideline.

Redskins defeat Bucs

Billy Cundiff made three of four field-goal attempts -- and was booed for the one he missed -- making him the only first-stringer to do something noteworthy in host Washington's 30-3 win over Tampa Bay.

Cundiff, signed Tuesday after the Redskins cut Graham Gano, converted from 39, 27 and 22 yards and got some grief from the crowd when he sliced one wide right from 46. The 2010 All-Pro joined Washington just two days after being released by Baltimore.

Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster, who both might have a shot at the Redskins' starting running back job because of injuries, accounted for all three Washington touchdowns.

Cincy signs center Faine

The Bengals have signed center Jeff Faine to replace the injured Kyle Cook, who will miss considerable time -- and possibly the season -- because of injury. The 31-year-old center started 15 games for Tampa Bay last season. He was released on March 14 and had been a free agent. Cincinnati suddenly needed a center when tests found that Cook had a significant injury to his right foot and ankle from a preseason game last Thursday. Their only backup at the spot was undrafted rookie Trevor Robinson, who didn't play center in high school or college. Faine was the Browns' first-round pick in 2003.

-- AP

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